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the headquarters and then events all the time. last night i think harry was the only one out. we're used to that. he was at a music festival in the west country but out and about plenty on this trip and he'll be turning up to lots of events. today there's prince william at the soccer and zara come peetding in the equestrian events. >> yeah. and it seems like the equestrian events, if you're a royal watcher and want a sighting of anyone, that's the one to bank on, right? because aren't even the winners presented medals by wills and kate and harry? >> that's what we understand. their going to certainly be watching and cheering on their cousin. it was big presence there today as i say with ann and prince phillip but the duchess of cambridge came when zara competes in the cross country events, one of the top events. >> you mentioned that wills likes soccer. he'll be there. what about harry and beach volleyball? any surprise to watch that? >> reporter: this is the most eligible bachelor in the world and so surprise he turns up at the beach volleyball and will be there next week and watching and enjoy
to the hispanic advocacy group la raza. >> instoed of answering the questions, the romney campaign is using political hacks to dismiss these comicated financial issues. here's the rnc's shaun spicer o msnbc. >> a sterling example of romney who released 12 years of tax returns and said if less, it's ilustrative. is using political hacks to here's the rnc's shaun spicer o msnbc. >> instoed of answering the questions, the romney campaign is using political hacks to dismiss these comicated financial issues. here's the rnc's shaun spicer o msnbc. >> a sterling example of romney who released 12 years of tax returns and said if less, it's ilustrative. >> there will never be enough for team obama. >> never be enough for team obama? really? well, don't we deserve more than just maybe one year of tax returns? romney's surrogates like this guy, prendz mitt romney has released all of his past tax returns. >> should governor romney release all of those tax returns? right now, he's in a unique position for a presidential cad dt he's only released one year. >> he's paid 100% of his taxes, complied 100% wi
improvised grenades and three jugs of some kind of improvised napalm. they designed the bombs using a remote-controlled robotic device. we could hear a small blast outside here yesterday, and they also worked to preserve what's going to be used as evidence in the case against them as they continue to build that. last night, the fbi left here with what looked like a laptop and hard drive, and they also are saying that they have found evidence inside the apartment that shows this was calculated and deliberate both in the shooting and arming this apartment here with that network of bombs, melissa. >> kristen, thank you so much. undoubtedly, what we have seen since this tragedy as horrific as it is, is still some of the best news you can magiimag manl, that they could disarm that without further loss of life. >> let's bring in craig meeks and jonathan alter. thank you, both, for being here. we're starting to get to a point a couple of days since the tragedy where we can start to think about what it means more broadly. obviously, the president is going to colorado today. going in his role as pres
, and it did take people, witnesses tell us, a little while to realize something wasn't right. i did speak to one gentleman who says he was in the very bark row of theater number 9. he got down on the floor and he waited there as long as he could before everybody started leaving the theater very quickly, he says. this is one of those situations where because of the movie that was showing, many people didn't realize that it wasn't part of the movie and that it wasn't part of some type of special effect for people who were going to the actual movie. >> jace, what about the suspect? we just heard the police chief in aurora tell us they have someone in custody. what do the police know about him? >> reporter: we don't know anything about him at this point. we just know there's one person in custody. we're being told that all indications are that this person acted by himself. they're still, of course, looking to see if there's somebody else out there, but all indications are, according to the aurora police chief, that this is just one person acting alone. >> and jace, one of the first things tha
to kill hitler. but this retroactive retirement is the worst use of a time machine i have ever seen. >> or to even lower gas prices, but even as the week threatened to be sucked down the drain of mitt's hot tub time machine, the obama camp released a new ad hinting at romney's lack of tranz pa transparency. >> tax havens, offshore accounts carried interest. mitt romney has used every trick in the book. he admits in the last two years he's paid less than 2% on 43 million in income. >> the romney campaign of course was busy trying to change the subject, suggesting what else? that the president isn't american. here's romney east surrogate on a romney conference call earlier today. >> the president is clearly dem traited that he has absolutely no idea how the american economy functions. the men and women all over america who have worked hard to build these businesses, their business businesses, from the ground up, is how our economy became the envy of the world. it is the american way and i wish this president would learn how to be an american. >> some of us which campaign operatives wo
with the notion that our rights come from governments. that the government can now grant us into finer rights. those come from nature and god according to the declaration of independence. >> you know what? the real story is that a lot of this is being thrown back to the states and governors like louisiana's bobby jindal will have the ability to refuse it using whatever curious reasoning they can muster. >> states are different. founing fathers intended each state to be a laboratory of exper menation. the reality is if what works in massachusetts may not be appropriate to another state. >> really comparing mardi gras to -- >> yes, he really did. i'm join ed by sheila jackson lee, good afternoon, ma'am. >> it's a pleasure to be with you and for all americans, this is a special week for us. happy fourth of july. >> indeed. you have been an unwaivering advocate for children in texas. you're the co-chair of the congress congressional children's caucus. what is your reaction when you hear charles perry say he's completing opposed to the health care reform even though 22% of children in your state h
, calling for us to -- it's a reminder of the fragility of life and calling for unity. what did you make of his comments? >> it's always a fine line because there are a lot of people who don't want to be hearing about politics, they don't want -- people want to be very careful about not exploiting a terrible tragedy like this. there is a pretty credible counterargument that says you don't turn it into a political fight where you're trying to get an advantage over your enemies and exploit it but i do think it's reasonable to have a national conversation about the context, about why these things happen, whether there are things we can do to prevent tragedies like this. if a plane crashes because you think the aircraft control system wasn't working, you would talk about how to reform it. but guns is such a volatile loaded subject, i think someone like obama and probably mitt romney are going to step back because they know that walking into that conversation immediately just turns into a distorted politicized -- >> mitt romney is expected to make remarks in the next few minutes. we'll bring
of a slur. that's not the name of the program. i know oftentimes as pundits, we use it loosely, but some people feel that's a negative term, even a pejorative term, and he was booed. he was actually applauded when he first came out. he got some other rounds of applause, because the -- and these are the very black leaders he claimed to have talked to on fox tonight. he brought about 20 black republicans with him into the room, and they kind of served as applauders for his applause lines. it was bizarre. i think a term you used was weird. he made several of the statements that were really strange. he even made other statements that many of us thought were disrespectful. for example, he talked about preserving traditional marriage, to an organization that most recently, this is the oldest civil rights organization in the country, most recently just endorsed marriage equality. he made a big pitch for charter schools to an organization where there's really no consensus about that. there are a lot of communities, especially in new york, the new york state conference and the naacp is dealing wi
romney started in bain in 1977. 25 years later, well, that takes us to 2002. according to mitt romney and his camp, the candidate didn't make any decisions for bain after 1999. he only benefitted financially from them. well, his campaign spokeswoman, ann degree yaw sall released this statement today. governor romney left bain capital in february of 1999 to run the olympics and had no input on investments or management of the companies after that point. another campaign aide told politico romney wasn't involved in any investment decisions. he was on the sec filings because he was still technically the owner, but just hadn't transferred owner ship to the other partners. well, history paints a very different picture. david corn of mother jones uncovered a february 1999 "boston herald" report about romney leaving for olympics. romney said he will stay on as part-timer with bain, providing input on investment and key personnel decisions. well, in july of 1999, romney was identified as the boss in a bain press release about the departure of two executives. bain capital ceow. -- willard, tha
be much better off using this sort of tax cuts that might be available to us to do targeted attack cuts such as those of the president recently proposed and are being debated in the senate right now. >> jean, i want to give you a chance, you feel very differently about this. that actually there will be an adverse effect on the small business. that 3% is quite meaningful. >> this is a debate about job creation. and if you look at the businesses that are affected in the upper bracket levels. they are job creators. they produce more of the jobs than the rest of the small business community. so it's very impactful when it comes to jobs. again, i think i said it before, anything in the current economic environment that discourages job creation is just a bad idea. it also sends a terrible message. small business owners pay taxes at the individual rate and a lot of people don't understand that. so whenever there's a debate about individual rates and making them higher, the small business community, that makes them very nervous because today it's 250,000 but what is it going to be next year whe
information that could be used as evidence? and we're left with the lingering question and there's no good answer to this yet and that is why did he do that? the new york police commissioner ray kelly had reported that he had his hair painted red and said he was the joker and since then, there has been verification of that, that james holmes, the 24-year-old suspect, did indeed tell police he was the joker, but why is the outstanding question, ron. >> we've got 12 people dead, 71 reported wounded. is there any word as far as the wounded, how many of those 71 might be critically wounded? >> i just talked to some people who were at the hospital, the major hospital where the victims had been brought and they say they're being very closed mouthed. you can understand why and that is because a lot of the family members are trying to be contacted and so, we really don't know. we do know that some people have already been discharged, including a baby who was less than a year old who was inside the theatre, but as far as how many maybe seriously, maybe have life threatening injury, i haven't seen t
real achievements in business, they show how he would try to run the country. they give us a look at what his tax policy would really be and what he believes in. mitt romney, i don't think, is making the case to the american people that he would be a president that americans can trust. it's all about the tax return. number one, i would like to know, how is he listed? general partner? president, owner? ceo? and then he signed it. i assume he signed his own tax return, even if he had somebody put it together, even if it's 500 pages. and the other thing is the business deductions. did mitt romney have any business deductions that dealt with bain capital? because if he did, he was flat-out lying to the american people when he said he had no n involvement. and maybe mitt romney has made the political calculation that it's just a heck of a lot safer and a hell of a lot easier to lie to the american people than it is to the internal revenue service. get your cell phones out, i want to know what you think. tonight's question -- this is a good one -- what will do more damage to mitt romney
on fire fantasies about communists coming up the canal to come get us in the middle of the night, those have been around for a while, in the 1970s and the 1980s. the panama canal was the fast and furious, birth certificate, the president is a secret muslim conspiracy theory of its day. when that panama canal conspiracy theory was lighting up the tin foil hats of the generation ago, it was an ambition politician named ronal reagan who took that issue from the fringe and decide today mainstream it into national mainstream republican politics. he based his presidential campaign in part on this insane idea that the panama canal was basically an american state that we can't let the communists steal this american thing from us. he mainstreamed this paranoid far right fantasy that if we went along with our treaty obligations to let panama run its own canal, then america would seize to exist. we would be destroyed as a nation. if panama got control of the panama canal, that would be the beginning of a very quick and bloody end for america. this worked great for ronald reagan in political terms.
because we do things together. >> good. glad we cleared that up. let's bring our panel with us from washington. msnbc political analyst, karen finney and democratic strategist, julian epstein. karen, when you look at the obama campaign ad, turns out romney agrees with the president. when you talk it all in context, so can we put this whole attack on free enterprise to bed? >> oh, jonathan. what is it, july? we're going to hear -- please, we're going to hear this between now and election day and what it shows is the romney campaign is getting very desperate. the kind of editing job that into the attack ad was something we have not quite seen at this early a stage in a campaign. and again, it shows there's an element of desperation. they think they were able to latch on to something. my favorite thing though is apparently, he's comfortable talking about the middle class and poor people. he wasn't so worried about the poor a while ago and wasn't talking about the middle class. he was focused on the job creators. must have seen a poll that says talk about the middle class, so he's talki
ties you to a failing education. >> the four of us at the table are an example of the american dream that's getting harder to achieve. incomes in the top 1% grew 275% in three decades. there's this recent study called the great gatsby curve nick naeld after the classic. it shows higher national income inequality leads to lower economic mobility. to take a line from the great grat sbi, the rich get richer and the poor get children. in this case 40% of those children living in poverty will never escape it. poor forever is the focus of a new bloomberg business week article by esmay dupres. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> you talk about two areas, one wealthy and one impoverished. this is the kind of income inequality that you discuss here that most of us think about in sort of developing nations like brazil where there's no middle class. is this where you're saying we're headed? >> right. that's what we're seeing economists say, bridgeport, extreme pockets of wealth butting up against one another. we can learn lessons about what it's like to be there. >> she's not saying we'r
advisors said to us in advance of this trip, this was an effort for romney to listen and learn and today, again, he's getting an earful from the british press and from officials in this country. another headline remarkably read today mitt, the twit. notices athose are not the headlines the camp was looking for when they arrived in london. romney hopes as he heads to israel tomorrow morning, and we will be on that flight, that that trip as well as tonight's opening ceremony, the festivities here, will really wash away any hard feelings that may exist. to be fair, it does demonstrate how just a small gaffe overseas can really be magnified. when we speak to people, when you hear from boris johnson or david cameron, it looks like a huge thing that's exploded but as you talk to some people on the streets, a lot of them are still just learning about it from the papers. they barely heard the initial comment. the problem is it's resonating because in that echo chamber it gets passed all around this country and europe. >> of course, the echo chamber back here. eugene, this was the trip where he w
repeal obamacare. let's get rid of the boss once and for all. >> good to have you with us. thanks for watching. the cloud of secrecy surrounded mitt romney's finances is refusing to lift. in colorado today, romney said president obama and the democrats are trying to avoid a real debate on the issues. >> the president the other day was kind enough to give me a call on the day that i cinched the nomination and he said i congratulate you and i think the country will benefit from an important and honest debate on the issues. and on the course for america, the future for america. and i think that's absolutely right. so far, his campaign hasn't started that. all they're doing is attacking on every diversion they can come up with. >> it's difficult for the president of the united states to have an honest and open debate with mitt romney when americans still don't know much about mitt romney and his finances. vice president joe biden explained why romney's double standard hurts him among voters during his speech to the hispanic advocacy group la raza. >> instead of answering the questions
of your own money back. >> so joining us tonight is john who worked for rick santorum. who decided to bring miss personality, miss congeniality to start the republican convention? what do you think is going on here? >> i think it is great pick. first of all, you have a governor who ran in a democratic state of principles cutting spending and taxes and got elected and governing that way. he is a great speaker. he will go out there and make a great case why this president has been a disaster. >> what will he subway the guy that won the nomination? >> i think he will -- he has been with romney from day one. he has been out there supporting him and saying that we immediate somebody that knows thousand turn this economy around. but at the same time, you have to remember, this is a referendum on the sitting president and the, frankly, i'm -- i'm happy the romney people are willing to take the gloves off and start fighting back. >> have you noticed when -- let's go back. have you noticed the republicans who are up for vp are the only ones not saying release your tax returns? that's one wa
and purposely used obama care which he knows is offensive, he knows is a red flag. when he goes in representing voter i.d., which he knows disenfranchises people, i was clear that he was using the audience as a back board to score with the right wing rather than try a three pointer to move the country toward trying to come together and have a civil conversation that would lead to progress. joining me now is missouri congressman emanuel cleaver, chairman of the congressional black caucus and karen finney, former communications director for the democratic national committee. thank you both for being here. >> good to be with you. >> thanks, reverend. >> chairman cleaver, let me start with you. why did romney make this speech today? you hear my feeling. what do you feel? >> well, i don't know whether that were strategic moves that dictated this speech be made to the naacp and he would then offer something to the base. i'm not sure. i would choose to believe that he legitimately wanted to go to the naacp. i think that all presidential candidates ought to do that. even republicans who are not general
first read brings it to the top, to the forefront. domenico, thank you for joining us. appreciate it. >>> ben bernanke is warning that the u.s. is head for another recession if the economy is allowed to go off the so-called fiscal cliff at year's end. tim geithner spoke to cnbc's larry kudlow about the lack of answers on capitol hill. >> is this the most chaotic political moment that we've seen? >> i don't know if it's chaotic, but it's stuck and it needs to get unstuck. the most powerful instruments of economic policy that the country needs right now are in the hands of the congress. they're things that the executive branch, be the fed cannot control. those things need to be put to work. >> with me now maryland congressman chris van hollan. thank you so much for joining us. >> good to be with you, luke. >> the washington post on the front page article this morning said, quote, economists say the automatic actions slated to take place at the end of the year, increase in payroll taxes and income tax rates as well as large cuts in domestic and defense spending would tip the country bac
, the romney campaign is using political hacks to dismiss these comicated financial issues. here's the rnc's shaun spicer on msnbc. >> a sterling example of romney who released 12 years of tax returns and said if less, it's ilustrative. >> there will never be enough for team obama. >> never be enough for team obama? really? well, don't we deserve more than just maybe one year of tax returns? romney's surrogates like this guy, prendz mitt romney has released all of his past tax returns. >> should governor romney release all of those tax returns? right now, he's in a unique position for a presidential cad dt he's only released one year. >> he's paid 100% of his taxes, complied 100% with what the law requires. >> i was asking if you think he should release them? not whether he complied with the law? >> i think he has released the tax returns. >> more of them. >> should he release them or not? >> no, i do not. most people don't care about this. governor romney has been very successful, get over it, it's a reality. >> we're over it, all right. he has been successful. we just want to know how su
confidence on his ability to lead u.s. foreign policy? and some israeli leaders said president obama improved israeli relations with the u.s. >> president obama, concerning the major issue of security, i think it's highly satisfactory record from an israeli point of view. >> i should tell you honestly, that this administration, under president obama, is doing in regard to our security, more than anything that i can remember in the past. >> meanwhile, at home, the presidential race is being fought over olympic-themed ads. priorities action usa, pro-president obama super pac out with an ad featuring olympics footage. now a pro-romney pac is responding with an ad of its own, demonstrating how the former governor righted a ship to save the salt lake city games. >> as an athlete, you are training your whole life for that one moment at the olympics. >> but america's winter olympics, mired in scandal and o debt. they turned to mitt romney. >> they turned a deficit around to a $100 million surplus. >> romney delivered the olympics safe and secure. >> it changed my life. >> mitt romney allowed a huge
we'll look back at the life of andy griffith. good to have you with us. thanks for watching. millions of americans are going to be traveling over the next few days and we're going to by wi buying a lot of gas. republicans wanted to celebrate the fourth of july by hammering president obama over rising gas prices. it isn't working out the way they hoped. today, the national average for a gallon of gasoline is $3.33. it's the lowest price per gallon since last december. over the last three months, gas prices have fallen from a national high of $3.92 back in april. in some southern states in this country, the average cost is already below $3 a gallon. all of a sudden, what's that noise? i can't hear it. it's because the republicans are all of a sudden quiet about energy policy. you see, they were making all kinds of noise about high gas prices back in the spring. leaders of congress, the presidential candidates, and the right-wing media all over this president, saying he's the problem. putting the blame on president obama. >> since this president has been president, the cost of
to be president. what does the romney camp do? they use one of their most winning surrogates, ann romney, because she's been far more likable than her husband on the campaign trail, but listen carefully to the first part of ann romney's explanation of why no more tax returns should be released. >> you know, you should really look at where mitt has led his life and where he's been financially. he's a very generous person. we give 10% of our income to our church every year. do you think that's the kind of person trying to hide things or do things? no. he is so good about it. then when he was governor of massachusetts, didn't take a salary in the four years. >> listen, giving charitable donations, however commendable, has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not a presidential candidate should release tax returns. they are two different issues. ann romney suggesting that this means mitt romney isn't hiding anything is, with all due respect, a ludicrous argument. mitt romney not taking a salary as governor is also totally irrelevant to the issue. here's the second part of ann romney's answer. >>
by quoting my dad. a phrase my dad used to always use. whenever you would say something, someone would say this is what i value, this is what i support. my dad would go like this. he'd say, look, don't tell me what you value. show me your budget and i will tell you what you value. seriously. show me your budget and i will tell you what you value. don't tell me you value women in your office space, in your corporation if you have a budget where you don't have any women that are being paid like men. don't tell me that you value and are deeply concerned about seniors if, in fact, you ee advice rate the things that you know and rely on not only for their well-being but i'll return to this, for their dignity. for their dignity and their pride. >> president obama will attend fundraisers in texas this afternoon. a day after kicking off his first town hall of his campaign in cincinnati. the president aggressively targeted mitt romney telling the ohio crowd that former governor romney does have a plan for creating jobs as you heard this one before, just not in this country. >> i've got to be honest
on the cayman islands. so what is it mitt romney doesn't want us to know? maybe it's in the tax returns he refuses to share, or the felony he might have commitmented by making false statements about his role at bain. we understand, mitt, sometimes the truth is tricky. tricky mitt. he's not a crook, right? moveon.org political action is responsible for the content of this advertisement. >> that ad will start running tomorrow in ohio, where mitt romney is scheduled to the campaign. romney campaigned today in pittsburgh, where he tried to do a donald trump impression without ever actually using the words, "birth certificate." >> in the past, people of both parties understood that encouraging achievement, encouraging success, encouraging people to lift themselves as high as they can, encouraging entrepreneurs, celebrating success instead of attacking it and denigrating makes america strong. that's the right course for this country. his course is extraordinarily foreign. >> while romney was visiting pittsburgh, celebrating his success, team obama chose to introduce a new television ad on pittsb
't manage them. i don't even know where they are. that trustee follows all u.s. laws, all the taxes are paid, as appropriate. all of them have been reported to the government. there's nothing hidden there. there's nothing -- if, for instance, you owned shares in let's say renault or in fiat, you still had to pay taxes, you still have to disclose that in the united states. >> the president campaigned in iowa today, which he won in 2008 by ten points, but is now running tied with mitt romney in the polls. mitt romney campaigned in colorado, which president obama won in 2008 by eight points and where president obama now has a lead over mitt romney in the polls, 49 to 42%. and with just 119 days until the election, a new "washington post" national poll finds the two candidates tied at 47. and a new reuters poll has the president leading mitt romney by six points, 49 to 43. it seems the romney campaign has decided he cannot win, running as a republican, so he is now trying to appeal to independent voters by running as a new democrat. a bill clinton democrat. >> bill clinton called himself a new d
it happened. >> jeremy, thanks so much for that report. here with us now, criminal profiler pat brown, the author of "the profiler, my life hunting serial killers and psychopaths" and "killing for sport, inside the minds of serial killers." jeremy talked about he was an isolated figure. we know in psychology there are comal te aal tis of people who e things. isolated, narcissistic. what does your research show as a commonality of this type of person? >> psychopathic. you don't wake up in a bad mood and say, i will murder a pile of people. even if we are depressed, lost our job, are thrown out of school, our girlfriend or wife left or whatever. usually you go home depressed, talk to your friends. some people hang themselves in the closet. they do not commit mass murder. that is a psychopath. there is no way around it. >> i think we believe these people are generally lacking a sense of powerfulness in their life. they long for a sense of power. is that part of what's going on? and another question we have been debating. do you think these events when somebody creates a big show in killi
. and the choosers. you are picking the president for the rest of us. so that means you don't have the luxury of political apathy. we, those of us who live in the all too predictable ballot box behavior states, counting on you to get it right. first of all, don't be fooled by the optics that are meant to signal the candidates understand the lives of scalled ordinary people. you know, like buss with folksy tour names. rich guys pretending they ride the bus is not a signal that they understand your lives. neither is rolling up their cleaves or leaving their neck ties at home or eating pancakes or drinking a beer. you know how politicians show you they can relate to your lives? creating policies that make your lives better. pay attention to what they say to you, not just what they are showing you. and numbers like these, totally unacceptable from a pew poll showed 45% of americans are completely clueless about the supreme court's landmark decision on affordable care act. listen, if it's your vote that determines whether or not the rest of us get health care, swing states, i need to you do a litt
concrete that might substitute for what obama did and might not lead us into a better future as americans through the the world. >> rick, strong words to from the president to vfw, does it open up to criticism of his record during war. we're alludeing to that time in france during vietnam. >> governor romney has to be careful overseas. has he to articulate i think for his conservative base in america first policy. he's clearly ahead on economics. clearly ahead even since the bain attacks and wants to take a chink out of the armor of obama, which is he's perceived as strong on foreign policy, probably because of the bin laden killing. i think the foreign policy with obama has been confused at best. we can't determine the difference between his action in libya and inaction in syria. we don't know his lack of leadership in syria caused russians to take a prominent stance. that has led to us being seen as weak, not by americans as the middle east. i think romney can do a lot, particularly with our allies to say what he would do and how he would shore up security in the middle east. we'll wait
in business. they show how he would try to run the country. they give us a look at what his tax policy would really be and what he believes in. mitt romney, i don't think, is making the case to the american people he would be a president americans can trust. it's all about the tax return. number one, i would like to know how is he listed? general partner, president, owner, ceo? then he signed it, i assume he signed his own tax return, even if he had someone else put it together. and i'm sure he did if it's 500 pages. and the business deductions, did he have any write-offs or any business deductions that dealt with bain capital. if it did, he's flat out lying to the american people who he said he had no involvement. the irs think it's involvement. and also, maybe mitt romney has made the political calculation that its jr. ostheck of a lot safer and a hell of a lot easier to lie to the american people than it is to the internal revenue service. i want to know what you think. tonight's question, this is a good one, what will do more damage to mitt romney's campaign, releasing his tax returns or
blanketed by thick smog. exactly what competitors are expecting in beijing. the u.s. men's basketball team was there before the beijing games s games, almost the whole britting team was there, brazil, argentina was there, all these countries sent their olympic athletes to macau in advance to get used to how disgusting it would feel to play in beijing. chine a is of course the largest country on earth by pop jlgz. that's our population and theirs. china has 1.34 billion people. you could subtract our entire population from their population and they would still be over a billion people. china is just massive. and inside the enormous nation of china, there were until really recently two european colonies. hong kong, obviously, the highest profile one. it was a british colony in china until 1997. in 1997, it was handed over from british control to chinese control with great fanfare. when it got handed over, there still was one other european colony left in china. one owned by portugal of all places. two years after the british handed hong kong over to the chinese, portugal handed over control
on the upper middle -- $250,000 or more on that category americans. 98% of us. why can't congress act? to the extent the republicans are looking like they are engaged in a game that says we won't give those tax cuts unless we get the ones important the rich. i think that gives the president an opening to do that old harry truman do nothing congress kind of campaign and it worked pretty well back in 1948, i think he will try to tie my romney to the republicans in congress who truman tied tom dewey to the republicans in congress in his day. >> well, but is it not so that -- congressman larson, that in many ways mitt romney's already tied there. agreed with these policies. he's -- apparently campaigning on them. and i think that -- e.j. said president clinton -- but i think president obama could get a twofer here. >> i think he is definitely going to get a twofer here because fundamentally, as both you and e.j. have said, ultimately with the voters and the american citizens, it is about fairness. this is intuitively obvious to most americans that this is fair. even to those as warren buf
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the heck they want and keep all their money and maybe trickle some stuff down on to the rest of us or whether we agree as the president does we don't grow from the top down. we grow from the middle class up. the government has played a role in all of our lives, whether it is educating us about -- housing loans, building homes, building roads, et cetera, and that we are all in this together. and i think the president has really found his voice in a way thanks to romney picking on him so unfairly with this little -- he keeps bearing down on the message on cnbc, here is governor romney yesterday on cnbc, doubling down on his claim the president is anti-free enterprise. >> this is an ideology that says, hey, we are all the same here. we take from all and give to one another. and the achievement individual initiative and risk taking and success are not to be rewarded as they have in the past. it is a very strange and in something respects foreign to the american experience type of philosophy. >> jonathan, does it matter romney is distorting things and taking things out of context? will
" just revealed that romney's companies were pioneers of shipping u.s. jobs overseas. investing in firms that specialized in relocating jobs done by american workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like china and india. does virginia want an outsourcer in chief in the white house? >> mitt romney, who gleefully sends his money offshore to the kaman islands claims he would never send jobs offshore. had nothing to do with sending jobs offshore because he was no longer at bain when they became the pioneers of outsourcing. the proud pioneers of outsourcing. and today, the romney campaign decided to fight the obama campaign charges of outsourcing with an ad. >> i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> when a president doesn't tell the truth, how can we trust him to lead? the obama outsourcing attacks, misleading, unfair and untrue. there was no evidence that mitt romney shipped jobs overseas. candidate obama lied about hillary clinton. >> so shame on you, barack obama. >> but america expects more from a president. obama's dishonest campaign, another reason america has lost confid
what kristen was mentioning to us, the president kicking off his bus tour tomorrow. pawlenty and jindal will bracketing with him and rob portman as well, traveling to new hampshire this weekend. no word if he'll be meeting with romney. where do we stand in terms of the what's the messaging we're looking for going forward as the president goes out there and tries to make the message, put the message out there, that romney is a jobs expovertier? >> of course, the message that the obama campaign has been pushing hard from the very beginning is attacking mitt romney's record at bain capital. and as controversial as that tactic has been from both republicans and democrats, most notably corey booker and bill clinton, that's really the lane that the obama campaign is staying in. and they're sort of attacking bain capital from every angle they can find, their latest political attack ad against romney focused on bain capital investing in companies that ship jobs overseas. and that's -- i think it's a strategy that's really been working for the obama campaign. he's been able to paint romney as so
, this is a guy who admitted to cocaine use, had a sweetheart deal with his house in chicago and was associated and worked with rod blagojevich to get valerie jaret appointed to the senate. there will be counter attacks. now we understand why romney attack dog john sununu went on fox news and called obama a pot head from hawaii. >> he has no idea how the american system functions. wetient be surprised about that because he spent his early years in hawaii smoking something, spent the next set of years in indonesia. >> drug use, allegations, and tony resco, all that stuff, they're not the only old tricks pulls from the hat. joe arpaio was putting birtherism back in the news cycle. >> we believe that the certificate presented to the american public by the white house is a forgery. >> well, sheriff joe isn't part of the romney campaign, but that didn't stop romney surrogate donald trump from tweeting today. as i always said, the birthers were after the truth. thanks to sheriff joe. they're banking that they're not going to believe or know who the president of the united states is and they have some
of that for you. thomas. >> kristin welker stay with us. i'll bring in our political power panel. we have perry bacon, msnbc contributor and political editor. ted strickland and also hogan gidly. it's great to have all of you with me and i want sto start with perry. this is really a strong message coming out of the romney campaign. the most coordinated response yet to the president's bain attacks, and certainly time is of the essence on this one, perry. but is it enough to change the narrative in romney's favor? >> i don't think it is. i mean, you saw on friday he did five interviews with every outlet, every major network and he didn't address the questions about his tax returns or exactly when he left bain. i mean, it's unusual you do five interviews all over the place in terms of exposure but still don't answer the core questions. i almost feel like he needs to name a vice presidential nominee to change the subject right now. >> as perry mentioned, we have the five different interviews on friday then the sunday talkers and the advisers, the staffers, they have taken to the tv to really try to
is the sort of thing only an extreme liberal could come up with. this is the sort of thing that used to be in the democratic party in the times past. bill clinton called himself a new democrat pshgs he put that behind pimm. pe believes in smaller government, reformed welfare as we knew it and tried to get the economy going with trade, other provisions, lower taxes. look, new democrats have done good things. a lot of republicans have done some good things but this old style liberalism of bigger and bigger government and tax has got to end and we will end it in november. >> anybody making over $250,000 a year including me we were go back to the tax rates we were playing under bill clinton. a time when our economy created 22 million new job, biggest budget surplus in history and created plenty of millionaires to boot. >> vice president biden spent tuesday speaking to the hispanic community in las vegas. biden took a jab at mitt romney over his stance on illegal immigration policy and his refusal to turn over more tax returns. >> when his father was a candidate for president in 1968, his
and i'm going to work to reform and save -- >> i probably would not have used the term in that crowd, "obama care." because that personalized it. and all of a sudden it sounded like you were talking more about the president. >> but romney figures keeping health care a hot issue will help him in november and that's why his house republicans staged another vote. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. >>> the internal report an what penn state did or did not do during the jerry sandusky years is set for release this morning. the findings in today's report could be exclusive of what the university-appointed investigator said back in november is confirmed. that quote failures by the school may have enabled the misconduct to occur and not be reported. nbc's chris clackham has details. >> reporter: three weeks after jerry sandusky's conviction of sexually abusing ten young boys, some even on the penn state campus, the university's braced for what may be more bombshells. the school paid internal investigation by former fbi director, louis freeh will be released online thursday among.
department to this incident. i want to thank the u.s. attorney's office and the attorney general's office for their support. with this many victims, we have two concerns. one is providing information that they need and providing resources they need. we will -- at this point in time victims should be contacting the aurora police department and looking for resources on the aurora police department website. as the case goes to court next week, they can contact -- we have set up a contact e-mail account so we can get information out as quickly as possible. we have resources available on our website. and i want to say that the aurora mental health center has agreed to stay open 24 hours a day for this weekend. people may feel fine now and may have a problem tomorrow. they may have a problem next week, several months down the line. but they should seek some counseling or resources if they have been victims. it's to be expected. if there are financial issues, that should not stop them. they should contact us for financial resources. we want to make sure we are getting out whatever our victims in
i can tell you, again, numbers don't lie. as former president reagan used to say. numbers don't lie. we've added 500,000 manufacturing jobs. who helped to save the automobile industry when romney said let it go bankrupt. this president understands. he's making his investments in the american workforce. they're resilient and ready to go to work. we need to be right there to help them make that transition. and we're going to work every single day to make sure that happens. >> now, governor strickland, i was reading and watching a wise man. let me read to you what he said about the president. he said president obama is betting on america and american workers and mitt romney is betting his resources in the cayman islands, in bermuda, in switzerland and god only knows where else. president obama is the insourcer of jobs and mitt romney is the outsourcer of jobs. that wise man was you, governor strickland, introducing the president yesterday. would you care to elaborate? >> well, reverend al, we have two men who want to be the next president. and one of them, our president -- our current
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